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Song Yet Sung

Author: James Mcbride
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2011-09-29
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1444731807
Rating: 4.7/5 (318 downloads)

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In the tense days before the American Civil War, in the swamplands of the Maryland shore, a wounded slave girl and her visions of the future tear a community apart in a riveting drama of hope and redemption. Kidnappings, gunfights and chases ensue in this extraordinary story of violence, tragic triumph, and unexpected kindness.

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Song Yet Sung

Author: James McBride
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2008-02-05
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1101217669
Rating: 4.2/5 (176 downloads)

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From the New York Times bestselling author of The Good Lord Bird, winner of the 2013 National Book Award for Fiction, Deacon King Kong, Five-Carat Soul, and Kill 'Em and Leave, a James Brown biography. In the days before the Civil War, a runaway slave named Liz Spocott breaks free from her captors and escapes into the labyrinthine swamps of Maryland’s eastern shore, setting loose a drama of violence and hope among slave catchers, plantation owners, watermen, runaway slaves, and free blacks. Liz is near death, wracked by disturbing visions of the future, and armed with “the Code,” a fiercely guarded cryptic means of communication for slaves on the run. Liz’s flight and her dreams of tomorrow will thrust all those near her toward a mysterious, redemptive fate. Filled with rich, true details—much of the story is drawn from historical events—and told in McBride’s signature lyrical style, Song Yet Sung is a story of tragic triumph, violent decisions, and unexpected kindness.

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London Labour and the London Poor

Author: Henry Mayhew
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 556
Release: 1851
Genre: Labor
ISBN:
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Neo-segregation Narratives

Author: Brian Norman
Publsiher: University of Georgia Press
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2010
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 0820335975
Rating: 4.3/5 (359 downloads)

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Norman traces a neo-segregation narrative tradition--one that developed in tandem with neo-slave narratives--by which writers return to a moment of stark de jure segregation to address contemporary concerns about national identity and the persistence of racial divides.

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21st Century US Historical Fiction

Author: Ruth Maxey
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 275
Release: 2020-07-17
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 3030418979
Rating: 4.4/5 (189 downloads)

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This new collection examines important US historical fiction published since 2000. Exploring historical novels by established American writers such as Philip Roth, Joyce Carol Oates, E.L. Doctorow, Chang-rae Lee, James McBride, Susan Choi, and George Saunders, the book also includes chapters on first-time novelists. Individual essays in 21st Century US Historical Fiction: Contemporary Responses to the Past tackle prominent and provocative new novels, for example, recent Pulitzer Prize-winning fiction by Anthony Doerr, Viet Thanh Nguyen and Colson Whitehead. Interrogating such key themes as war, race, sexuality, trauma and childhood; notions of genre and periodization; and recent theorizations of historical fiction, scholars from the United States, Canada, Britain and Ireland analyze an emerging canon of contemporary historical fiction by an ethno-racially diverse range of major American writers.

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London Labour and the London Poor

Author: Henry Mayhew
Publsiher: Cosimo, Inc.
Total Pages: 536
Release: 2009-01-01
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 1605207330
Rating: 4.2/5 (73 downloads)

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Assembled from a series of newspaper articles first published in the newspaper *Morning Chronicle* throughout the 1840s, this exhaustively researched, richly detailed survey of the teeming street denizens of London is a work both of groundbreaking sociology and salacious voyeurism. In an 1850 review of the survey, just prior to its initial book publication, William Makepeace Thackeray called it "tale of terror and wonder" offering "a picture of human life so wonderful, so awful, so piteous and pathetic, so exciting and terrible, that readers of romances own they never read anything like to it." Delving into the world of the London "street-folk"-the buyers and sellers of goods, performers, artisans, laborers and others-this extraordinary work inspired the socially conscious fiction of Charles Dickens in the 19th century as well as the urban fantasy of Neil Gaiman in the late 20th. Volume I explores the lives of: the "wandering tribes" costermongers sellers of fish, fruits and vegetables sellers of books and stationery sellers of manufactured goods women and children on the streets and more. English journalist HENRY MAYHEW (1812-1887) was a founder and editor of the satirical magazine *Punch.*

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London labour and the poor

Author: Henry Mayhew
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 556
Release: 1851
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ISBN:
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Author: Henry Mayhew
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 552
Release: 1851
Genre: Crime
ISBN:
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The Poetical Works of John Keats

Author: John Keats
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 700
Release: 1895
Genre: English poetry
ISBN:
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How to Read African American Literature

Author: Aida Levy-Hussen
Publsiher: NYU Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2016-12-13
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 1479838144
Rating: 4.8/5 (381 downloads)

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How to Read African American Literature offers a series of provocations to unsettle the predominant assumptions readers make when encountering post-Civil Rights black fiction. Foregrounding the large body of literature and criticism that grapples with legacies of the slave past, Aida Levy-Hussen’s argument develops on two levels: as a textual analysis of black historical fiction, and as a critical examination of the reading practices that characterize the scholarship of our time. Drawing on psychoanalysis, memory studies, and feminist and queer theory, Levy-Hussen examines how works by Toni Morrison, David Bradley, Octavia Butler, Charles Johnson, and others represent and mediate social injury and collective grief. In the criticism that surrounds these novels, she identifies two major interpretive approaches: “therapeutic reading” (premised on the assurance that literary confrontations with historical trauma will enable psychic healing in the present), and “prohibitive reading” (anchored in the belief that fictions of returning to the past are dangerous and to be avoided). Levy-Hussen argues that these norms have become overly restrictive, standing in the way of a more supple method of interpretation that recognizes and attends to the indirect, unexpected, inconsistent, and opaque workings of historical fantasy and desire. Moving beyond the question of whether literature must heal or abandon historical wounds, Levy-Hussen proposes new ways to read African American literature now.

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The Readers' Advisory Guide to Genre Fiction, Third Edition

Author: Neal Wyatt
Publsiher: American Library Association
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2019-07-03
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: 083891781X
Rating: 4.9/5 (178 downloads)

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Everyone’s favorite guide to fiction that’s thrilling, mysterious, suspenseful, thought-provoking, romantic, and just plain fun is back—and better than ever in this completely revamped and revised edition. A must for every readers’ advisory desk, this resource is also a useful tool for collection development librarians and students in LIS programs. Inside, RA experts Wyatt and Saricks cover genres such as Psychological Suspense, Horror, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Romance, Mystery, Literary and Historical Fiction, and introduce the concepts of Adrenaline and Relationship Fiction; include everything advisors need to get up to speed on a genre, including its appeal characteristics, key authors, sure bets, and trends; demonstrate how genres overlap and connect, plus suggestions for guiding readers among genres; and tie genre fiction to the whole collection, including nonfiction, audiobooks, graphic novels, film and TV, poetry, and games. Both insightful and comprehensive, this matchless guidebook will help librarians become familiar with many different fiction genres, especially those they do not regularly read, and aid library staff in connecting readers to books they’re sure to love.

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The Decameron

Author: Giovanni Boccaccio
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 669
Release: 2019-04-01
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 3749446628
Rating: 4.4/5 (466 downloads)

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As often, most gracious ladies, as, taking thought in myself, I mind me how very pitiful you are all by nature, so often do I recognize that this present work will, to your thinking, have a grievous and a weariful beginning, inasmuch as the dolorous remembrance of the late pestiferous mortality, which it beareth on its forefront, is universally irksome to all who saw or otherwise knew it. But I would not therefore have this affright you from reading further, as if in the reading you were still to fare among sighs and tears. Let this grisly beginning be none other to you than is to wayfarers a rugged and steep mountain, beyond which is situate a most fair and delightful plain, which latter cometh so much the pleasanter to them as the greater was the hardship of the ascent and the descent; for, like as dolour occupieth the extreme of gladness, even so are miseries determined by imminent joyance. This brief annoy (I say brief, inasmuch as it is contained in few pages) is straightway succeeded by the pleasance and delight which I have already promised you and which, belike, were it not aforesaid, might not be looked for from such a beginning. And in truth, could I fairly have availed to bring you to my desire otherwise than by so rugged a path as this will be I had gladly done it; but being in a manner constrained thereto, for that, without this reminiscence of our past miseries, it might not be shown what was the occasion of the coming about of the things that will hereafter be read, I have brought myself to write them.

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The Poetical Works and Other Writings of John Keats

Author: John Keats
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 588
Release: 1883
Genre: Poets, English
ISBN:
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Poetry

Author: John Keats
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 596
Release: 1889
Genre: Poets, English
ISBN:
Rating: 4./5 ( downloads)

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High Desert Reverie

Author: Richard Wade
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 38
Release: 2010-11
Genre: Poetry
ISBN: 0557817390
Rating: 4.8/5 (173 downloads)

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A crow who lives to taunt the dogs below. A Rez dog herding sheep down the center stripe of an empty road. High-desert encounters captured in an enchanted setting of ancient mesas, sand and scree. Photos capture the timeless beauty of red rimrock against a limitless turquoise dome. Join the rhythm, the rhythm of life.

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The Decameron of Giovanni Boccaccio

Author: Giovanni Boccaccio
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 830
Release: 1895
Genre: Plague
ISBN:
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